Child Protection Procedures

Victory Park Academy recognises that the welfare of the pupils is paramount and takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children and young people in its care.

Child protection is about keeping all children happy, safe and free from harm. If you have any concerns regarding the safety and/or well-being of your child whilst at school please contact the Safeguarding Lead, Katie Blight on 01702 904644. Alternatively, the Head of Academy Mark Aspel.

If you are concerned that your child, or any other child is at risk of being harmed at home or in the community please call Children’s Social Care directly in the first instance on 01702 534496.  Please do contact us to inform us of your concerns.  

Overall Safeguarding responsibility is held by the Headteacher, Mark Aspel.

If you would like to view any of the academy policies, please select the following link: Policies

County lines is a major, cross-cutting issue involving drugs, violence, gangs, criminal and sexual exploitation, modern slavery, and missing persons.

The response to tackle it involves the police, the National Crime Agency, a wide range of government departments, local government agencies and VCS (voluntary and community sector) organisations.

The UK Government defines county lines as: County lines is a term used to describe gangs and organised criminal networks involved in exporting illegal drugs into one or more importing areas within the UK, using dedicated mobile phone lines or other form of “deal line”.

They are likely to exploit children and vulnerable adults to move and store the drugs and money and they will often use coercion, intimidation, violence (including sexual violence) and weapons. County lines activity and the associated violence, drug dealing, and exploitation has a devastating impact on young people, vulnerable adults and local communities.